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AHP’s Archive contains some unique collections. Our holdings include:

  • Henry Washburn Annual Reports 1917-1941, 1953. These reports document activities of the Santa Cruz County Farm Advisor, changes in agriculture, erosion control efforts, dairy herd improvement, 4-H Club activities and other agricultural practices in the county, and include black and white photos.
  • Henry Washburn photos and films. Subjects are mostly agricultural from the 1930s and 1940s, but include scenes from around the county.
  • Apple and vegetable labels. Approximately 300. Most are local.
  • Tyler Collection. USDA and UC Extension Service Bulletins on various crops, livestock, poultry, insects, and diseases. Some are from the late 1800s; many are from the 1920s through 1940s. Also contains booklets on irrigation and water use, land use, soil surveys and Santa Cruz County studies.
  • Clipping File. Reference materials including news articles, reports and other documents on over 100 topics relevant to Central Coast agriculture.
  • UCSC Regional Oral History Project. 17 agriculture-related oral histories.
  • Farm equipment identification. Books on plows, tractors, implements and hand tools.
  • California Historical Society Quarterly. Includes indexes.
  • Yearbook of Agriculture. Intermittent from 1884 through the 1970s.
  • Central Coast local history books.

The Archive is available for research by appointment only with our Archive volunteer, Sheila Prader. For more information or to make an appointment, please email or call 831-724-5898 and leave a message.

Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.